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01 March 2011
This blog has noted before the back-to-the-eighties feel of the government’s tribunal reforms. But what practical effect will there be on the numbers seeking ‘workplace justice’ and what is the underlying philosophy behind the reforms?....
The market for doom is a never-sated beast: Contemporary jobs commentary now teeters of the brink of suggesting the recovery could actually be worse for employment than the recession....
28 February 2011
Evidence and experience has shown us that Enterprise Zones have failed to deliver long term improvements to social conditions, employment and economic growth...
Guest blog by John Burgoyne, Professor of Management Learning at LUMS
22 February 2011
With the challenging times facing Britain, there is an increasing need for organisations to become more sustainable, both economically and environmentally, and to contribute to a sustainable future....
Professor Claire Wallace, co-ordinator of Workcare
21 February 2011
The Coalition’s proposals to extend paternity leave arrangements being introduced in April to enable fathers to take up parental leave flexibly were rigorously discussed at a workshop held last week at The Work Foundation....
15 February 2011
Over the past decade, the public sector has sustained good jobs for young highly skilled people outside of London and the South East....
14 February 2011
As Generation Y, or Millennials, continue to enter the workforce, there is a growing concern that generations will go to war over access to pay, benefits and career opportunities....
Apprenticeship week is over. The profile has been generated. Government and big firms have preened themselves on their commitment to apprentices.
Chris Page, Insight and analysis consultant at Working Links
07 February 2011
With the UK unemployment level rising past 2.5 million, Working Links’ latest report into jobs vacancies suggests that it’s the retail, hospitality and care industries that are key to bringing that figure down....
01 February 2011
Last week Mervyn King warned that the UK is likely to see the sharpest fall in real wages in 2011 since the 1920s.
All too often learning and development tops the list of non-essential spending that gets cut in difficult economic times...
25 January 2011
The UK’s sudden lurch back into negative growth has caught a lot of people off guard. The Chancellor has put the 0.5% fall in GDP down to the extreme weather....
Writing about the future of the employment relationship can be a bit like nailing jelly to the ceiling....
Dr David Chapman
24 January 2011
Big Government and the Big Society have dominated Left-Right political debates over the past year, but it is the fate of local government that most directly impacts on people’s lives...
20 January 2011
We had an impressive line up of speakers for our health promotion in the workplace event earlier today. This included Dame Carol Black, Dr. Margaret Samuels and Prof. Cary Cooper.